Outside the Circle

Cindy Milstein

Two-Part Dialogue with Final Straw Radio

In October, when stopping over for a couple days in so-called lovely Asheville on a Rebellious Mourning: The Collective Work of Grief (AK Press) book tour, I got to savor many … Continue reading

December 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Eight Reflections: Hanukkah 2018

Night 1: To all my fellow rebel jews, though the space may be far between us geographically at this moment, sending out especial love and light on this first night … Continue reading

December 12, 2018 · 1 Comment

Our Grief Is a Starting Point in the Fight against Fascism

The following essay appeared on Truthout on November 6, 2018, at https://truthout.org/articles/our-grief-is-a-starting-point-in-the-fight-against-fascism/. * * * Daily, and sometimes hourly, we are assaulted by the latest losses. It isn’t simply that time … Continue reading

November 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Finding Our Way

My friend Jose Cruz shared this stencil of his recently, noting that “bigger than hate is our natural love 4 each other.” He then paired this pair of kids with … Continue reading

February 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

J20: Keep Loving, Keep Fighting

This time last year, tens of thousands (or more) put their hearts, minds, and bodies into resisting the inauguration of an increasingly fascistic regime — itself embedded in the genocidal … Continue reading

January 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

What’s in a Name? Everything!

On Tuesday, September 26, hundreds of students, faculty, staff, and community members interrupted a “debate” on whether to consider changing the name of a University of Michigan building. This “conversation” … Continue reading

September 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Circles of Solidarity

It’s hard not to lose faith in human beings right now; it’s difficult not to despair at people’s capacity to (often-suddenly, voraciously) turn on whole categories of humans, intent on … Continue reading

November 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Most of Us Are Already Illegal

Rainy, gray-gloomy day. News across Turtle Island of white supremacist attacks and even murder as well as white supremacist infrastructure readying its brutal, annihilationist power. Politicians on all sides, from … Continue reading

November 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

This Is What Community Self-Defense and Solidarity Looks Like, or Should!

This work-in-progress list is intended as counter to the rising fascism, and hopefully as an anecdote to the spineless liberalism that wants to somehow merely love fascism away. It’s one … Continue reading

November 12, 2016 · 4 Comments

Bookended between “Bitter” and “Sweet”

“Bittersweet”: that’s the lone word, more than any other, that has stuck with me throughout the long, winding journey of gathering the pieces for an anthology on grief, loss, and … Continue reading

October 21, 2016 · Leave a comment